Amanda Stanhaus

Tag: bar hop

Bar Hop, Card Hop


Oops, neither Babe nor I —not to mention our bartender—-were paying attention last Friday night, when we paid our individual tabs.

Our credit cards are seemingly identical twins. After Babe read my cash back credit card post, she got the same one.

What happened was Babe and I were drinking and distracted… we paid our respective bills and left the bar with the other’s credit card.

The switch up lasted 12 hrs, when I was out to brunch and my regular waiter uncomfortably commented that I was attempting to pay for my brunch with someone else’s credit card.

Yes, the whole experience was très embarrassing! Please help me in never allowing this to happen to anyone ever again.

Drink responsibly. And retrieve the correct credit card pre-party hopping.

Happy weekend!


(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)

Out and About


I lose count easily. Why I only drink single-digit whiskeys, not double-digit beers.

I pre-count while pre-drinking. And only deal in cash for the rest of the night.

(click on the bold-faced vocab words:))

I don’t like an ATM line or closing a tab interrupting my fun.

I fill in the blanks (and my wallet)  before I head out:

Total Transportation=To party + potential party hopping + to home=




Late Night Snack=

I don’t like surprises the next morning,  so at least I’m soberly prepared for what the monetary damage will be.


(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)